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A History of Japan by R.H.P. Mason
A History of Japan
by R.H.P. Mason
read in January, 2015
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Good overview but a little dated, the mid-90s are now twenty years old. Would be interesting to see the authors' take on the Japanese recession and the Fukushima disaster and Shinzo Abe's very nationalist policies.
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Ninja by John Man
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A quick, fun read about the history of ninjas, and the complementary history of Japan.
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Tombstone by Yang Jisheng
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Probably the most comprehensive account of Mao's famine available to Westerners; it is, however, often very dry and at times feels a little repetitive. That said, the full scale of Mao's famine is incomprehensible (or at the very least *should* be); ...more
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Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang
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China by John Keay
China: A History
by John Keay
read in January, 2015
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A tremendous effort at turning 4000 (at least) years of history into a 535, easily readable and often enjoyable book. It's hard to come up with any criticism that doesn't have to do with trying to smush such a long period of time into such a condense ...more
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Survival in the Killing Fields by Haing Ngor
Survival in the Killing Fields
by Haing Ngor
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The Pol Pot Regime by Ben Kiernan
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There's a lot of information here, but it's written in an academic style, which means it's very easy to lose track of what you're reading. The things that stuck out the most to me were CPk's intolerance of ethnic minorities, and that the regime was a ...more
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Dead Wake by Erik Larson
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The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg
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Is there any place in the world worse to be a woman than Afghanistan? After reading Ms. Nordberg's account, the answer seems to be a resounding 'no'. It's not just the burkas, and it's not only the honor killings - it's that every single facet of a w ...more
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